Role: Senior Development and Communication Consultant
Versatile international development and communication professional with sound educational qualifications, highly developed transferable skills and broad operational experience in elaboration and implementation of participatory development and communication strategies with an aim to facilitate empowerment, democratisation and effective social change. Has since 1980 worked with community radio for development, empowerment and change. Good combination of thorough experience with overall research and strategic planning, and hands-on facilitation of participatory processes at grass roots level. Design of sustainability strategies, including focus on community ownership, community research for impact assessment, and elaboration of parthership strategies. Experience in working at international, regional, national and local level, especially in Sub-saharan Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, across a variety of different organizations, cultures and disciplines (media development, community development, women & gender, post-conflict transition of media policy & practice, training & education, human rights, health, HIV AIDS, disability, child rights). Proven ability to design and manage projects and deliver to tight deadlines, from programme planning, over implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and on to management, leadership, coaching and training. Field work conducted in more than 45 different countries and within more than 200 development projects and programmes. Adviser to national and regional community radio networks, chair of the PANOS London board. Documenting experience in articles, presentations. Fluent in English, Portuguese, French, German and Danish, working knowledge of Spanish. Work experience from: Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, India, Italy, Kaliningrad, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe.